28 years ago today Michael Jordan won the NBA Slam Dunk contest

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The entire NBA world was focused on Chicago the evening of February 6, 1988. Chicago was playing host to NBA All-Star weekend and Saturday night was the much-anticipated Slam Dunk Contest.

With the defending champion and and most exciting player in the league competing in front of his home crowd, Chicago Stadium was electric. The competition would come down to Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins, delivering some of the most iconic moments in NBA history.

Needing nearly a perfect score on his final dunk to win, Jordan nearly brought the house down. Although, there are those, including Wilkins, who believe the Atlanta Hawks star was robbed.

It was Jordan’s second time winning the contest and the last year he would compete. The only year Jordan lost the dunk contest was 1985, when he finished in second place behind Wilkins.

The next night, Jordan was again the biggest star on the biggest stage. Jordan was given the MVP award after scoring 40 points in an Eastern Conference win.

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